Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro sign border protocol

The signatories said this was done for the sake of current and future generations - in order to allow free movement ofcitizens in accordance with international law.

Bosnian Prosecution’s Slowdown on War Indictments Causes Concern

From January to May this year, the Bosnian state prosecution filed just four indictments for war crimes, two fewer than in the same period in 2018.

The apparent slowdown has sparked concerns that this may cause further delays in attempts to deal with the country's enormous backlog of war crimes cases.

Bosnian Serb Entity Hires New US Lobbying Firm

The government of Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, has signed a contract with Texas-based law firm McGinnis Lochridge to represent the RS and "provide general advice and representation regarding international legal and policy matters as requested by the Government from time to time".

Bosnia, Croatia Fear Repeat of Devastating 2014 Floods

Local authorities declared a state of emergency on Monday night in several northern Bosnian towns due to heavy rainfall.

In the towns of Bihac, Banja Luka, Sanski Most and Celinac, swollen rivers caused the collapse of bridges and cut road links, blocking access to remote villages.

Vucic has phone conversation with Erdogan

In a phone call, Vucic and Erdogan stressed their firm commitment to jointly, through the work of the High Council for Cooperation, promote overall relations between Serbia and Turkey, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement.

Dodik Backs Austrian Far-Right in European Elections

Bosnian Serb strongman Milorad Dodik said his party would lend symbolic backing to the far-right Austrian Freedom Party in the European Parliament elections in May - although Bosnia and Herzegovina is not a member of the EU and its citizens are not voting in the May 23-26 polls.

Import Tariff Fails to Benefit Kosovo, Study Shows

The food processing industry in Kosovo did not increase production or employment as a result of the 100-per-cent tariff applied to goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina last November, a study by the GAP Institute think tank, published on Sunday, shows.

Croatia Celebrates Return of Yugoslav Deserter’s Fighter Jet

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told the ceremony at the Ministry of Defence building in Zagreb on Sunday that the MiG-21 fighter plane was one of the main symbols of Croatia's 1991-95 'Homeland War'.

Plenkovic said that its return after 28 years of quiet diplomacy and government efforts was a mark of honour for all Croatian veterans and their families.

Pope Backs Bosnian Roma Family Against Italian Rightists

A Bosnian Roma family on Friday vowed to stay in their state-allocated apartment in Rome - despite far-right protests over a programme to relocate Roma families from a camp on the outskirts of the city - after the Pope personally showed support for them.

US's Palmer points to Prespes deal as blueprint for region

The Prespes name deal signed between Athens and Skopje should serve as a blueprint for resolving many bilateral differences in the Western Balkans, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer was quoted on Friday by the Athens-Macedonia News Agency as telling Radio Free Europe.

Bosnians Bring Aid to Syrian Refugees in Turkey

A three-sided war pitching Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats against each other from 1992 to 1995 forced hundreds of thousands of people in Bosnia to leave their homes.

Elmedin Skrebo, vice-director of IFS EMMAUS in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has helped organise several aid convoys from Bosnia to the refugee camps in Turkey.